Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm CDT
at the pharmacy violating state law. the action follows last week's decision to revoke the license of the new england town putting center, the plant at the center of the ongoing meningitis outbreak. >> women who kick the smoking habit live longer. british researchers who followed more than a million women report life expectancy was dramatically improved among those who quit smoking compared with women who continued to smoke. all the women who stopped smoking around age 50 remained significantly higher risk of death, compared with women who never smoked, the risk was still lower than among current smokers. deaths from lung cancer were also reduced markedly and women who quit smoking. >> lunch break is next. we're making homemade caramel apples with the vanilla bean sea salt caramel. all of these recipes that the variations of vanilla. >> we talked about vanilla from all over the world. i think a lot of people think about it like they would salt or pepper, a singular flavor but really it is a lot like wine. you can use different varieties to match what you are making to blow people's minds.
Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm CDT
moving on this again. the new c-e-o of chicago public schools has exactly one month, by law, to announce which schools will be shut-down or consolidated. the city has 681 schools. barbara byrd-bennett says 40 percent of them are under- utilized, and 20 percent are more than half empty. she believes it's key to listen to parents during the process of choosing which schools to close or combine. the chicago teachers' union says it's skeptical, but hopeful, c- p-s will listen to the community. some parents and community leaders are upset about a plan to convert a northwest side middle school into a marine academy. alderman roberto maldonado is proposing to convert ames middle school in logan square into a marine academy for seventh through 12-graders. the proposal would make ames the first military middle school in chicago and first neighborhood school to go military. it means students would have to wear the marine uniform to go to their neighborhood school. opponents accuse maldonado of trying to bypass public input. by 4-3 vote the illinois sports facilities authority has elected kelly cr